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1998\12\22@154050 by Jeff Wicklein

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I am evaluating C compilers for the PIC and have come down to 2.  One is the
HiTech C and the other is CCS.  Does anyone have any preferences of one or the
other and why?  I really appreciate any information you can provide.


Jeff

1998\12\23@091654 by Andy Kunz

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At 03:28 PM 12/22/98 EST, you wrote:
>I am evaluating C compilers for the PIC and have come down to 2.  One is the
>HiTech C and the other is CCS.  Does anyone have any preferences of one or
the
>other and why?  I really appreciate any information you can provide.

The choice is a slam dunk for me.

If you intend to develop professional code, but the HiTech compiler.  If
you want a reliable product, buy HiTech.  It costs extra, but it's worth it.

If you are a hobbyist and don't wish to spend any money, buy CCS.

Andy

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Andy Kunz - Statistical Research, Inc. - Westfield, New Jersey USA
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1998\12\23@093530 by lilel

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> I am evaluating C compilers for the PIC and have come down to 2.
> One is the HiTech C and the other is CCS.  Does anyone have any
> preferences of one or the other and why?  I really appreciate any
> information you can provide.
>
>
> Jeff

Andy is probably right about HiTech C being pretty good.  Personally
I am going to buy the CCS C compiler because I can afford it, and try
to learn a little.  Later I may try to convince my cheap boss to buy
the best.


-- Lawrence Lile

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1998\12\28@092119 by Dr. Imre Bartfai

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Hi,
I'd prefer CCS as it is handy, DOS-based, efficient, smart, quick,
inexpensive. Only the support policy could be changed, but is only my
opinion. I did not found miscompiling so one can say the compiled code
does what the programmer intends. I don't need any more.
Imre


On Tue, 22 Dec 1998, Jeff Wicklein wrote:

> I am evaluating C compilers for the PIC and have come down to 2.  One is the
> HiTech C and the other is CCS.  Does anyone have any preferences of one or the
> other and why?  I really appreciate any information you can provide.
>
>
> Jeff
>
>

1998\12\29@094607 by lilel

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I'm in the same boat as you, Jeff.  I am buying CCS because it is
cheap, and half the people here say they like it but it is not the
best.  If I had $600 I'd be buying Hitech, but it is my Bosses money
and he's a cheapskate.  If I learn C on the less expensive compiler,
I should be able to convince somebody that the more expensive one
will be money well spent.

Meanwhile, I'm checking out DOS C compilers, in order to sharpen my
skills at just writing  C code that does ANYTHING.  There is a DOS
port of a Unix GNU C compiler called DJGCC.  It is available at
http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/    I have found it hard to install, but
not any harder that most GNU stuff.    I've also found a good basic
online course on C  (Unix C, not PIC stuff  but still mostly
applicable) at   http://www.strath.ac.uk/CC/Courses/CCourse/CCourse.html


> On Tue, 22 Dec 1998, Jeff Wicklein wrote:
>
> > I am evaluating C compilers for the PIC and have come down to 2.  One is the
> > HiTech C and the other is CCS.  Does anyone have any preferences of one or t
he
> > other and why?  I really appreciate any information you can provide.
> >
> >
> > Jeff
> >
> >
-- Lawrence Lile

=> Median Filter Source Code
=> AutoCad blocks for electrical drafting
=> Brownout tester plans
=> Amateurish pictures of my family

at:  http://home1.gte.net/llile/index.htm

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